dalai lama

The Dalai Lama has some very insightful verses. I’ve gathered my favorite quotes from the Tibetan leader about a variety of topics such as love, compassion, peace, humanity, violence, and the environment. It’s a very interesting read. Enjoy πŸ˜‰ :

1- Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

2- If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

3- If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

4- My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

5- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

6- The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.

7- We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

8- We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

9- Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

10- If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.

11- If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.

12- Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.

13- We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.

14- Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

15- As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.

16- To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

17- There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

18- The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

19- A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise manΒ΄s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.

20- In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

You may also be interested in this quick post I wrote a while back about a few verses from the Dalai Lama: Verses For Training The Mind

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67 Comments

  1. Dalai Lamas words make for peace and light within me. To love others is to love myself and be at peace.

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  2. Thanks for sharing … basically i follow and i love Dalai lama, really what am looking i got with your wonderful collection of quotes .. Thank you once again

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  3. I love all d quotes been posted here.It teaches us how 2 live a holy,peacefull and lovely healthy life.Am still thinking mayb Buddha is my gr8 grand father..

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  4. enjoyed alot

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  5. Only one day..that day is now

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  6. Just reading quotes can not change our nature….we must have to apply that I our every action…..Doing such is very simple and also very difficult…..
    You need proper techniques of meditation to apply it…and this is fact

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  7. I love number 9 and believe in number 14.

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  8. It is true that the budhism is a great dharm and dalailama is a great sprictual teacher in a preasent time.if we think his quotes deepli .our life can be change.how we meet the dalailama.bcouse i want to work for the peace.and humen being
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  9. I believe and have faith to my lord or Guru/teacher His Holiness The Dalai Lama in first
    Then comes the Lord Buddha
    Then comes Dharma
    And then sangha.

    I LIKE HIS HOLINESS QUOTES VERY MUCH

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  10. Let the noble quotes come from all sides.
    Let us put them in deeds.

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  11. True love is rare.Try to preserve it in ur heart and others too.

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  12. Wise words indeed.

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  13. Thank you for posting.. These are exactly what I was hoping for!

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  14. someone once said that ,” if the dalai lama could communicate as fluently and expressively in english as he does in his native Tibetan, the whole world would listen.” so so so true

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  15. Inner peace seeker must read n enjoy it.

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  16. help me!!!!………. i need sucess.freedom,peace and love.

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  17. You are everything to me and also for every human being in the world, you are the one who catches the life being from hell and take them to heaven, you are an another form of bhuddha

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  18. The Patience of Nelson Mandela
    The Courage of Mahatma Ghandi
    The Wisdom Winston Churchill
    The Perseverance of Neil Armstrong and ultimately
    The Humility of Dalai Lama
    THESE NOBLE VIRTUES ARE WHAT LIFE IS MADE FROM

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  19. Dalai Lama took the mantle of leadership at 15, he wears humility like a princely robe, from his teachings I gathered that I’m already dead because I was born; there is no man who isn’t.

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  20. If we listen to the words of Dalai Lama we would have peace in the world and end all wars men of war listen to the Dalai Lama .

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  21. a day without laughter is a day of wasting

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  22. just beautiful thoughts from a wonderful human…I enjoy every thought he shares with us..

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  23. Tanx 4 posting this wise saying(wise quotes)…………….i love them!!

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  24. Oh! NA MO GURU BUDDHA DALAI LAMA YA!

    Your Holiness is my past, present and future life’s Guru or Lama, I will dia with thinking of you and dreaming of you!!!
    May Our Holiness live long life for world peace, happiness and success forever!!!

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  25. Motivation is d key ingredient to sucess

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  26. This quote is my Best. The worrying fear is what holds us back, and having this quote repeated to yourself daily changes your fear into good.

    “10 – If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it.

    If you can, There is no need to worry about it;

    If you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”

    After watching the Movie “Seven Years in Tibet” I had to search for this saying, Beautiful.

    Thanks

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  27. * Dalai Lama, inspires me to do what i was put on this earth to do! Thats why i was born!! HUMANS MUST SHARE,LOVE, HELP EACH OTHER! I have great passion on this subject, I WISH FOR ALL HUMANS TO HAVE PEACE< LOVE Reply

  28. “19- A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise manΒ΄s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.”

    This is actually from the Dhammapada.

    But, of course his holiness the Dalai Lama is very wise indeed and has said many inspirational things of his own.

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  29. Im not sure why this is wise?

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  30. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso,

    Man who always reminds me, that building foundation and keep everything simple is the way to go. Great quotes Frederic.

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  31. I woke up today, thats a gift alone, Im alive πŸ™‚

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  32. holiness is very kind and compassionate that create awareness or the sentient being and we are fond of tha. we pay our tribute to the his holiness dlia lama

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  33. Holiness Dalai Lama you are truely a great wise man .. If people really learnt, listened and practice the words that you speak the world would be in better shape .. I honour and respect the man that you are .. I thank you for the words of wisdon, kindness and teaching.. Mo phat Dalai Lama…..

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  34. I love you Dalai Lama, I will talk to you in sprit πŸ™‚

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  35. What a genuine and sincere wise man. A hugely influential and inspiring being.

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  36. I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of info that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

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  37. as a child n at older age we are dependent on the younger one,,so when we are a young,, its our time to serve them,,not to avoid them
    by H H dalai lama

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  38. The quotes which given above is to be remembered by each individual n have to use these in our daily life,,,
    BE POSITIVE N THINK POSITIVE,,

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  39. These are great quotes. They are not from the Dalai Lama, though. These are from “Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 suggestions, observations, and reminders on how to live a happy and rewarding life” (1991) by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Remember, “By deceiving one another through false assumptions and misrepresentations there has been, in reality, a great lapse and delay in achieving the real goals.” – Dalai Lama (March, 1981)

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  40. thanks so much for the words of wisdom frm his holiness. i work in a long term facility, i need that kind of quotes everyday so i can practice compassion w/ my patients everyday.

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  41. The quotations of H.H.The Dalai Lama are universal truth and there is no any room for doubts.

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  42. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
    is very good …..

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  43. Those quotes is very nature!!!!!!! I liked it n I am practice as much as i can…………. thank u…….

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  44. A wonderful collection of quotes no doubt! Its quote like these that inspire us most.

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  45. How true this article is.

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  46. How true this article is.

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  48. found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later ..

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  49. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.”

    Nice one, I will always remember that.

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  50. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.”

    Nice one, I will always remember that.

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  51. Thats an interesting article – your blog is really good i keep coming back here all the time keep it up!

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  52. Thats an interesting article – your blog is really good i keep coming back here all the time keep it up!

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  53. i find no single error in His Holiness wise words.every sentient being has a reason to live a happy life and it is found in the experienced person like His Holiness,a lord of compassion in human form.so i admire His Holiness a lot, more than my life…

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  54. i find no single error in His Holiness wise words.every sentient being has a reason to live a happy life and it is found in the experienced person like His Holiness,a lord of compassion in human form.so i admire His Holiness a lot, more than my life…

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  55. Compassion is the very heart of Tibetan buddhism and it’s a great source of inspiration.

    The Chenrezig practice, which is a key practice in Tibetan buddhism, is a wonderful way to cultivates compassion.

    HH The Dalai Lama is beautiful +_+

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  56. Compassion is the very heart of Tibetan buddhism and it’s a great source of inspiration.

    The Chenrezig practice, which is a key practice in Tibetan buddhism, is a wonderful way to cultivates compassion.

    HH The Dalai Lama is beautiful +_+

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  57. Thanks for posting these inspirational quotes. I’m glad that I stumbled upon this site.

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  58. Thanks for posting these inspirational quotes. I’m glad that I stumbled upon this site.

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  59. Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life….

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  60. One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result …

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  61. Thank you so much for publishing the Quotes from the Dalai Lama.
    In fact our life gets much more lighter and our path illuminated, when we discover the essential meaning of life.
    Everyone of us on earth can contribute to more peace and love, simply by practicing it. Let us all surround everything with love and kindness: our thoughts, words, and deeds and so everything will get better.

    Peace,
    bless you brothers and sisters

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  62. Thank you so much for publishing the Quotes from the Dalai Lama.
    In fact our life gets much more lighter and our path illuminated, when we discover the essential meaning of life.
    Everyone of us on earth can contribute to more peace and love, simply by practicing it. Let us all surround everything with love and kindness: our thoughts, words, and deeds and so everything will get better.

    Peace,
    bless you brothers and sisters

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  63. Words of wisdom from a person of humility are an opportunity of a lifetime to reexamine your own attitudes and save yourself the problem of finding wisdom on your own. A person who
    learns from his own efforts is wise but a person who can learn from the efforts of others is brilliant. Think of the lifetimes of searching that can be avoided. And when you listen with your heart, anothers wisdom can transform you in the twinkling of an eye. One persons words of wisdom can save a planet. Never underestimate a persons opinion, It may well be the answer to what you have always prayed for. always practice compassion.
    It will keep you open to messages from God along with the answers to your prayers.—Doug

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  64. Words of wisdom from a person of humility are an opportunity of a lifetime to reexamine your own attitudes and save yourself the problem of finding wisdom on your own. A person who
    learns from his own efforts is wise but a person who can learn from the efforts of others is brilliant. Think of the lifetimes of searching that can be avoided. And when you listen with your heart, anothers wisdom can transform you in the twinkling of an eye. One persons words of wisdom can save a planet. Never underestimate a persons opinion, It may well be the answer to what you have always prayed for. always practice compassion.
    It will keep you open to messages from God along with the answers to your prayers.—Doug

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  65. we could all learn from this πŸ™‚

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  66. we could all learn from this πŸ™‚

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